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Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
presidential campaign. i think romney is trying to put the president on the defensive. that will give some perhaps glancing blows in the upcoming debate but if he wants to move aggressively to talk about substantive foreign policy, he's moving into an area that the president believes he's stronger and foreign policy is one of those areas where the incumbent has greater advantages and we will a he hear it in the upcoming debates. g.m. is alive and obama that will work to the disadvantage of romney. he wants to talk about the economy, which i think is what he sees as the administration's weakenings. the more time he spends on foreign policy it takes him away from his core message. >> eliot: the issue of iran and the bomb that was in the news during the u.n. general assembly meeting, where are we on that. the president seems to be inching towards a demonstration towards a lack of patience, and the israeli view is that the time runs short. i mean, is this a matter of months where we need some resolution? >> well, i think there is some makings of a deal but it's going to take time, and to work
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
own defense. but that's not in the constitution and in fact, it wasn't even a practice at the founding in no state court in no federal court could a criminal defendant take the stand in his own defense. the constitution, as you mentioned, doesn't say presumption of innocence. it doesn't say rule of law. limit of government, federalrallism, separation of powers, right to privacy. it has the bill of rights but it doesn't say it. even conservatives, they believe in federalism and separation of powers. these are unwritten concepts. >> eliot: trying to put boundaries on where one can impose upon this document and one like you who believed it has evolved necessarily to reflect the values of our modern society, how do you impose limits upon how far you can go and the best argument i've ever heard for originalism is there is an amendment process. therefore if you want to find within the document something that was not there textually go out and amend it. what are the boundary lines? >> one thing is to take seriously that amendment process. for example we ammended the constitution to let women
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the defense budget. sequestration that would cut the defense budget which is a huge part of the growth of government that republicans are now out saying barack obama's a terrible guy for trying to cut the defense budget. >> congressman kaufman has actually said we can cut the defense budget. >> eliot: we'll have to take a break. dick wadhams thanks for coming. you've been voted off the island. thank you for coming on. unfriendly territory. i appreciate you coming on the show. we'll be bringing you the debate live tomorrow night on current tv with our politically direct presidential debate coverage. i will be joined back in new york by cenk uygur, governor jennifer granholm, john fuglesang and vice president al gore. we'll have full pre and post-debate analysis. join us starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. we'll hear a lot about healthcare in tomorrow's debate. will we get to use president obama's new healthcare system or lose it? coming up right ahead. es have been preparing for this moment for years. but all of that practice may not matter if the candidates lose control of their emot
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Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
heard him inching closer to a defense of the mandate and of his own healthcare law which he never actually repudiated but which he sort of backed away from during the republican primary and as you recall, it was a big topic in the republican primary debates being attacked from the right. rick santorum was particularly effective at sort of prosecuting that right wing case against the mandate. but now we have romney saying things like the healthcare law that he passed in massachusetts demonstrates his compassion. and the right screams every time he says something like that. but it will be very interesting if he -- to see if he takes the debate as an opportunity to actually make a closer embrace of the healthcare. >> eliot: molly you're exactly right. he was for it before he was against it. dey, he finds behind this faux federalism. a state should pass it not the federal government which misses the question about whether this it is logical as a matter of healthcare policy. how does he square the circle? >> i have no idea. i don't know how he's going to have the debate tomorrow if he
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